4 Signs Your Doors (or lack of them) are Telling You “It’s Time to Renovate!”
Renovating a House – Where to Start?
Whether you’re someone who has always dreamed of renovating a house, or you find the idea completely overwhelming, the bottom line is to ask yourself whether your home is working for you and your family. Could you be making better use of your space? Does your home complement and enhance your lifestyle?
If you’re not sure where to start, there’s no better place than with your doors. Your internal doors have the power to change the look and feel of your rooms, and to play a key role in your interior design schemes, but they can also completely change how you use your living spaces. Look to your doors for these 4 telltale signs that it’s time to mix things up:
1. They’re old, outdated or broken
Whether hinged, sliding, stacking or folding, if your doors can no longer stand up to the challenge of daily use, it’s time to make a change. So why not take the opportunity to explore the vast selection of styles out there and transform your home in a matter of days, without the disruption, headaches and spiraling budget that can come with fully renovating a house.
2. They don’t complement your décor
Many of us don’t think about our doors when planning an interior design scheme, but the right (or wrong!) choice of internal doors can make all the difference. With so many styles and colours to choose from–from traditional to contemporary, simple to ornate–your doors can perfectly complement the style of your home, and even enhance the look and feel of your living spaces with their own distinctive character. If your doors look dull, out of place, or detract from your décor, you don’t have to put up with them any longer!
3. They block out light
If you have too many solid doors between your rooms, it breaks up the flow of light around your home and can leave some areas feeling dark or dull. Natural sunlight has the power to utterly transform a room, making it feel bigger, brighter and more inviting, so if you’re keen to renovate your house to create a more spacious and airy living environment, changing your doors is a great place to start. Replacing solid doors with glazed options, or doors that slide away when not in use, can make a stunning difference by refreshing and uplifting your living space.
4. They don’t suit your lifestyle
One of the biggest reasons for a house renovation is to open up your living space or change your layout so that it works better for you and your family. So if your internal doors obstruct the flow of activity around your home, that’s a sure-fire sign that you need to have a re-think. Sliding, stacking or folding doors, like the Doors Plus Zone Living solutions, allow you to close off certain areas when you need to, while still enjoying the flexibility of open plan living when it suits you. Ultimately, your doors need to work for you and your lifestyle.
How Much Does a Home Renovation Cost?
Of course, once you’ve decided that the time has come, the next question on your mind will be, “How much does a home renovation cost?” It’s not just a case of choosing doors that you love at an affordable price–you will also need to factor in the cost of a contractor to measure up and install them. This is the element of your budget that could really get out of hand as the costs of contractors can vary wildly, as can the service they provide. Does the quote include everything from measuring up to installation? Will they provide a warranty for the work? Are they reliable, and do they come recommended? Researching contractors and comparing quotes can feel like a full-time job on its own, but this decision could make or break your home renovation–and your budget.
At Doors Plus, we make it easy for you. We believe in exceptional quality at affordable prices–no fuss. You can come into one of our showrooms, browse our huge collection of doors, and pick out the style you love. We will then come and measure up for free, as well as checking the quality of the framework and ensuring that your chosen style will fit. We will give you a quote for the full works, so you know where your budget stands before you spend a single cent, and your quote will be valid for 6 months, so there’s no pressure to lock it in right away. Once you decide to go ahead, our qualified carpenters and door installation experts will fit your doors with care and precision and will provide a warranty to leave you with complete peace of mind.
So if you thought that renovating a house was bound to be stressful, costly and time consuming, think again. You can completely transform your home by refreshing your interior doors, with personal support, a comprehensive service, and quality craftsmanship from the experts at Doors Plus.